What is an Inclusion Manager anyway?

Posted 03 May 2022
Dane Giraud and fellow Free Speech Union steering group member Ani O'Brien continue a discussion on the fallout from the cancelation of a Free Speech Union talk at AUT.
Dane Giraud
Contributing Writer
Ani O'Brien
Editor - Digital, Contributing Writer

What is an Inclusion Manager anyway?

Dane Giraud and fellow Free Speech Union steering group member Ani O'Brien continue a discussion on the fallout from the cancelation of a Free Speech Union talk at AUT, focusing on the role an "Inclusion Manager' may have played in the cancelation. Common on many campuses now, these rather ironically named managers seem far more interested in excluding speakers, than welcoming a 'rainbow' of diverse opinions. Why is this so problematic? Because members of the LGBT community who don't agree with the politics of one of these managers are just as likely to be banned as anybody else. Dane and Ani discuss just how the role is impacting negatively on the LGBT community and why organizations are now practicing open discrimination due to their influence. www.fsu.nz/net

Dane Giraud is a South Auckland-raised TV and comedy writer and member of New Zealand's Jewish community.
Ani is a writer, political commentator, and the Editor of Digital for The Platform.