Political activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins will discuss his work opposing neo-Nazis and screen “Alt-Right: Age of Rage,” a documentary that features his efforts against hate groups, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m., at 73 See Gallery, located at 73 Pine Street in Montclair. The screening is free, but donations will be accepted for Indie Arts Montclair.
Jenkins is the executive director of One People’s Project, an organization devoted to researching and reporting on the activities of hate groups. Jenkins will be discussing his work with Lark Lo.
“Alt-Right: Age of Rage” is a documentary by Adam Bhala Lough that documents Jenkins’ efforts to combat the rise of the alt-right movement, while alt-right leader Richard Spencer fights to gain ground, culminating in the tragic murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.
Daryle Lamont Jenkins has been documenting and writing about right wing individuals and organizations since 1988, while he was still serving in the Air Force. In 2000, he founded One People’s Project out of a counter-protest to a rally in Morristown, New Jersey by Richard Barrett of the Nationalist Movement, and the organization gained a reputation of publicly documenting hate groups, and their activities, Jenkins has also gained a reputation for helping former neo-Nazis leave those circles behind, among them Bryon Widner, whose story was featured in the documentary “Erasing Hate” which has been turned into a feature-length motion picture, “Skin.”
While One People’s Project and Jenkins had gained some notoriety over the years, it was not until the Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency and eventual victory that put him, the organization and the entire anti-fascist movement into the spotlight. Jenkins has appeared on numerous television news programs, articles and documentaries, notably “The Montel Williams Show,” “A Current Affair,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and on “AM Joy” with Joy Reid. In 2018, the documentary “Alt-Right: Age of Rage”, which features Jenkins confronting white nationalist Richard Spencer, premiered at SXSW.
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