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The Big Silence - Empowering Personal Experiences, Inspiring Compassion, Healing Lives

Sunday, June 12

9 - 11 A.M.

Texas State Capitol Building

South Steps

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Join Karena Dawn and James Nicholas Kinney to break down stigmas surrounding mental health through open conversations, story-telling, and sharing personal experiences. Join the movement to inspire compassion and find healing together. 

We’ll be raising signs and collecting signatures to remind our leaders that it is their role to establish and support societal structures that encourage understanding and healing for all mental health matters. A community’s mental health is the wealth and future of the community.

The Big Silence Tour

May 2022

Karena Dawn and The Big Silence Tour

Mental Health Awareness Month

Karena Dawn and The Big Silence hit the road for National Mental Health Awareness month with weekly events featuring movement, meditation, music, mental health panels and conversations, and book signings.

Karena shares her journey from hopelessness to healing and reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother suffering from severe mental health issues.

The book tour and events support The Big Silence Foundation and overall mission. Join the email list to keep up to date on events! Be sure to order your copy of the book to bring with you for the the book signing! We cannot guarantee that books will be available on site.

Check back soon for the next dates!


Sunday, May 1

12-3 p.m.

Yoga flow and meditation with Karena, mental health panel with Krista Williams, DJ Malia Ward

TenTen Downtown on the Rooftop!

1027 Wilshire Blvd, Losa Angeles, CA 90017


Wednesday, May 4

5:30-8 p.m.

Healing and Wellness Talk and Walk

with TIU trainer Yami and Urban Paths

The Water Works Terrace in Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

Karena Dawn


Barnes and Noble

Saturday May 7, 10 a.m.

West Kendall

Kendall Village West

12405 N Kendall Drive

Miami, FL33186

Karena Dawn arms up

Roswell, GA

Deep Roots Wine Market and Tasting Room

Tuesday, May 10

6 p.m.

Karena Dawn in Indianapolis at Maven Space


Friday May 13, 5:30 p.m.

Book signing and meet and greet with Karena. In depth conversation on mental health with Karena and Indy Maven co-founder Leslie Bailey.

Maven Space

433 Capitol Avenue

Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Karena TBS


Tuesday May 17 at 6 pm

Join Karena for a book reading and signing, meet and greet and meditation. Limited seating.


18 Newbury Street 

Boston, MA 02116

James Kinney and Karena Dawn

New York

Thursday May 19, 6:30 p.m.

Join Karena with special guests Terri Cole, Dale Moss, and James Nicholas Kinney for meditation, music, mental health panel, meet and greet, and book signing.

Energi Soho

182 Lafayette St.

New York, New York 10013

Washington D.C.





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