Life After Hate Receives ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award at Moving Annual Gala

May 19, 2022

At a moving, content-filled annual gala on April 30 (video), Life After Hate received this year’s ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (press release). Founded in 2011, LAH helps people leave violent far-right and white supremacist groups to connect with humanity and lead compassionate lives. Co-founder Angela Jackson received the award on behalf of the organization. Ms. Jackson, formerly part of the right-wing extremist movement, is now an anti-hate activist.

Presented live online by ALBA’s María Hernández Ojeda and Cristina Pérez Jiménez, the gala featured a keynote address by the Spanish journalist Miquel Ramos, author of a recent book about the grassroots struggle against neofascism; music by Barbez and Miriam Elhajli; addresses by Neal Rosenstein of the Puffin Foundation and ALBA’s Aaron Retish and Mark Wallem; and an update from last year’s award winner, My Brother’s Keeper. Also included were an interview with the filmmaker Almudena Carracedo about memory and antifascism, and excerpts from a conversation between Hunter College students and children of Lincoln vets. Click here for a video recording of the entire event, which was edited by Amy Linton. Click here for letters of Solidarity from ALBA’s sister organizations for the 2022 Annual Gala