Mission Statement

First and foremost, our mission is to aid organizations that serve the needs of women and women of color especially, through garnering support and informing a wider audience of the organizations’ goals. Additionally, we aim to showcase creative images that convey the annual theme, which always relates to empowerment and freedom. We hope that in unifying these efforts we can achieve the goals of the organizations we cherish and encourage the creation of art and photography that promote social awareness and healing.

Team

Anna Nti-Asare, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Anna Nti-Asare is a writer and teacher based out of the Bay Area. She recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with her Masters in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies in 2015 after having graduated from Stanford University with her bachelors in Medical Anthropology in 2014 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Anna is deeply interested in gender and race issues in the US, especially as these relate to youth and popular culture. Her opinion pieces have been published by The Huffington Post, For Harriet, and Slant. PCTRS is a project that is near to her heart as it unifies both her academic and creative passions and aligns closely with the rest of her mission to support and uplift women of color.

Farris Blount III, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Farris Blount III graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Art in International Relations. He is currently a second year Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School. In his spare time, Farris enjoys working with and mentoring youth, reading, and watching basketball and football. Farris is excited about this organization and passionate to be a part of it because he believes PCTRS is poised to make a tremendous impact in serving and supporting women of color.