Through art and myth, museum education and community engagement projects, Li Sumpter has developed a natural thematic thread in her work that explores race, class and identity. This has also come to include imagining and examining the world from marginal or overlooked perspectives, particularly the perspective of people of African and indigenous roots. From her early work on the Black Odyssey Project and the New Museum’s Re-Presenting Race in the Digital Age to the recent Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown and Scanners Darkly, all projects and collaborations reflect an ongoing conversation in community and creative spaces. Now more than ever, these challenging topics hold weight on the American psyche and impact global consciousness underscoring the importance of finding new ways to cultivate peace, equity and understanding.