This session will explore moving from the traditional headspace of academia to the heart-space, while learning about DEI Fridays at Baruch College (organized by the Marxe School DEI Committee and funded by BRESI). The program’s objectives are to deepen our understanding of equity and justice; to build community around our shared humanity; and to learn practical strategies to transform our institution by centering the voices and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups. In this session, we will use contemplative practices (meditation, deep listening, and journaling), active learning, and anti-racist principles to embody education as the practice of freedom, hope, and love (bell hooks, 1994, 2003). Participants will learn how to organize a session grounded in the heart-space by experiencing one. Participants will reflect on their own identities (mirrors), learn about the experiences of those with different identities than their own (windows), and bridge differences by engaging in one-on-on connection (doors).