Join us for A Baton Pass Exclusive Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speaker and Author of the books, The Louder Song and brand new book, KnownAubrey Sampson. Aubrey has been a long time friend of The Baton Pass community, powerfully speaking at past events. Aubrey will be empowering us with a message from her book Known – about breaking off the names that have hindered us and emerging with the names that beautifully unleash us. This will be an afternoon for women to be embraced, uplifted, & encouraged! 


This event will also feature a panel of incredible women who will give 7 minute stories on finding freedom from a negative name in their own life and how throwing off that name has radically changed their lives.

You don’t want to miss these extraordinary stories of breakthrough! 

Details for the Event


When: Saturday, Oct. 9th from 2-4pm CDT

Where:  This is a Baton Pass first ever hybrid event. 

In-person attendees: My Half of The Sky Coffee House
121 West Wesley St. Wheaton, IL  60187

Online attendees: Livestreamed via Zoom

What: Special Guest Speaker/Writer Aubrey Sampson will empower us with this message: You are not unseen…unworthy…unloved…forgotten… you are known. What if, in the place of the negative names in your story, God wants to speak a new name, a healing and freeing name? It’s time to know who you really are. Release the names that shackle and embrace the unique names we truly have.

How: Register Online to Reserve Your Spot. Seats are limited to 30 for IN-PERSON attendees per the event space. In-person tickets will go fast! Please note that this event will be HYBRID so ladies are welcome to join virtually! All virtual tickets will need to be reserved as well. 

Click the registration button below to save your space! Once you’ve registered, you will see a confirmation notice. In addition, the Thursday prior to the event, you will receive an email reminder with all the details you’ll need for this very special autumn afternoon!

Get to Know Our Event Space Host: My Half of the Sky



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Renee is the CEO and founder of My Half of The Sky, a social justice coffee shop that addresses social concerns and systemic injustice through opportunity.

Renee is passionate about creating hope & bringing healing to women with obstacles to employment due to poverty, addictions, trafficking or life as a refugee. She believes opportunity & relationships are essential to helping women live a better story. Renee has worked for over 20 years with grassroots organizations that remind both men and women that there is hope after trauma or hardship. She believes opportunity gives dignity and value. Renee desires to trail blaze the concept that businesses and Capitalism can use the marketplace to build sustainable enterprises while doing good.

Renee is a member of: Women’s Speakers Collective, Propel Women, and several Direct trade, Fair Trade & Ethical Fashion Movements

We hope to see you on October 9th!

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