VANISH 2023 Special General Meeting

All VANISH members are invited to attend this year’s Special General Meeting, featuring a presentation from guest speaker Jeannot Farmer: “The Scottish Adoption Apology: Tackling Historic Adoption Injustice.” 

When: Friday 22nd September 2023, from 4pm to 6pm 

Where: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Hotel, 380 William St, Melbourne 

Light refreshments will be provided 

About Jeannot: Jeannot is a Scottish mother and campaigner whose son was taken at birth without notice or consent in 1979 when she was 22.  She belongs to a group of mothers who successfully negotiated with politicians and officials of the Scottish government to deliver a formal national apology in March of this year. Jeannot is visiting Australia on a Churchill fellowship to look at the impact of the Australian National Apology in 2013 and the implementation of the Senate Inquiry recommendations. Jeannot will present on the journey to the Scottish apology and her hopes for the next steps. Her presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A. 

RSVP: Please email or phone (03) 9328 8611 by Friday 8th September 

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