Latinos United for Flint
Aurora was born in San Sebastian, Texas, the daughter of an undocumented mother who worked the fields of Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. She lived across the border in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico with her grandfather for the first six years of her life and then was adopted by her uncle in 1959 and brought to Flint, MI, where she has resided for most of her life.
Her many community affiliations include: Community Coordinator for Latinos United for Flint, member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Flint, Flint City-wide Advisory member, Community Foundation of Greater Flint Small Grants Committee, Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions Consortium member, Flint Youth Advisory Council Planning Committee member. Past member of Community Foundation of Greater Flint Board of Trustees, ACLU, Flint Schools Standards Board, School Study Committee to Consolidate Schools, YWCA Board of Trustees, Mott Community College Multi-Cultural Committee, Flint Cultural Center Corporation Board of Directors, U of M-Flint Bilingual Program Action Plan Subcommittee, Hispanic Caucus, American GI Forum, MABE (Michigan Association for Bilingual Education), NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education), LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement), Committee Chair for Quality of Life Hearings conducted by Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs, Greater Eastside Community Association, Washington School Bilingual/Migrant Advisory Committee, and Flint Board of Education Candidate.
Aurora earned a Baccalaureate of Science from University of Michigan – Flint with a major in Social Studies and a minor in English.