In light of a recent post on the German Speakers Association (GSA) website, and subsequent commentary throughout various social media outlets, the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), as a representative of its member speaking associations, hereby distances itself from publications in which groups of people or people of a particular faith are discriminated against, even if it is meant as a joke or as an example in the context of writing humor. The GSF is an inclusive organization. We, as the Presidential Leadership Team of the GSF, believe that our speakers’ worlds are open to everyone and we make no distinction. We respectfully ask our member association leaders to refrain from publishing discriminatory or offensive content and to exercise caution in these areas.
Paul ter Wal, LLM CSP FPSA
President of the GSF