December 4

By: Abolition Advent Movement Mondays with Coke Tani

Therefore, keep awake, for you do not know when the head of the house will come, in the evening or at midnight or at cockcrow or at dawn, or else they may find you asleep when they come suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” Mark 13:24-37


Reflect with Coke Tani as we explore the intersections of Abolition, Racial Justice, and Reproductive Justice

Every Monday during Advent, Join the Movement’s Abolition Advent Artist Coke Tani will offer a way of engaging our intersectional focus and Advent scriptures with embodied spiritual practices. Each Movement Monday video includes suggestions for modifying the movements to make them accessible for your body. The transcript for the video is available below.


Access a transcript of the video here.

Coke Tani is a liberatory spiritual director, body memoirist and teaching artist. She holds an MSW, MFA and MDiv, and can be found on Instagram: @CokeTani, Facebook: @Coke.Tani and at


You can also meditate with the podcast version of our Monday Movement practices!
Listen to the reflection on all major podcast apps in our “UCC Cast” feed- every Monday morning this Advent.
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“As freedom is a constant struggle, abolition feminism has always been a politics – the refusal to consign humans and other beings to disposability – inseparable from practice…[It] is an intentional investment of our resources to support the flourishing of our collective best selves, a fuller vision of freedom that allows us to reclaim “accountability” and “justice” from the carceral regime. - Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners and Beth E. Richie, from Abolition. Feminism. Now.

Take Action

Abolition is agency and self-determination.

  • Read Dr. Natalia Kanem’s address to the UN Commission on the Status of Women unfolding the meaning and importance of bodily autonomy.  Kanem is the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.
  • Take some time to journal or draw reflections on what you experienced of agency and desire in the movement meditation.  What does your experience show you/teach you about abolition?
Learn more about bodily autonomy as a fundamental right.

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