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The Fall 2004 and Winter Spring 2005 schedules will be completed and available shortly. Dr. Weitzman anticipates delivering a keynote speech this October in Austin, Texas, and a 3-day weekend Healing Retreat in Chicago during Spring, 2005. Dr. Weitzman will also be visiting the west coast, in the Northern California area, and Arizona in the Summer 2005. Readers should check this section regularly as we continue to update the upcoming events.

Please contact Dr. Weitzman at if you are interested in sponsoring an event or having her speak.

 Soon to be Opening:
After a year of planning, our founding Board is about to incorporate The Weitzman Center: A Place for "People Like Us."
This not-for-profit multi-disciplinary center is designed to meet the needs of both women surviving upscale abuse as well as the helping professionals that serve them. Please stay tuned for more details on our upcoming progress and events.
Anyone interested in donating to our opening campaign, please contact Dr. Susan Weitzman at 312-444-1777. All donations are tax deductible. More to come on our first fund-raiser!

Monthly Chats:
Monthly chats at AOL Town Square will resume in October, 2001. Stay tuned for details!

"Healing the Battered Heart"©
Fri. - Sun., October 5-7, 2001, Illinois
3-Day Intensive Retreat for Women Survivors of Upscale Violence - Elegant Location in Suburban Illinois.

"Healing the Battered Heart"©
Fri. - Sun., February 1-3, 2002, Illinois
3-Day Intensive Retreat for Women Survivors of Upscale Violence - Elegant Location in Suburban Illinois.

Click here for more information on retreats.

Other Events:
 Mondays, October 1-November 19, 2001 (8 week class)
Course Title: "Death and Other Endings: Passages in the Human Life Cycle"
University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies, Gleacher Center, Downtown Riverfront Location, Chicago, Illinois
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. For details, contact office at 773-302-1722. To register, 1-800-997-9689.

Thursday, October 11, 2001
Keynote Speech and Panel: "Race, Class and Family Violence
The Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN
Sponsored by The Christian Theological Seminary (Continuing Ed. Dept.) and Breaking Free, Inc. If interested, details available. Contact

Friday, October 12, 2001
Keynote Speech
Luncheon, Indianapolis, IN (exact location TBD)
Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis. For details, contact

Wednesday, October 25, 2001
Lecture to Staff and Community
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
For details, contact Denise DeFries, R.N., 847-570-2261

Thursday, December 6, 2001
Keynote Speech: "Upscale Violence"
Luncheon, Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, Tulsa, OK
Conference on The Changing Role of the Criminal Justice System. For details, contact

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