In the honor of Jai Bornstein, a group is putting together a book drive to bring awareness about gender expression and experience to Kern County.
Bornstein, a transgender woman, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 31, 2016, after being reported missing by her family.
The group, spearheaded by Audrey Chavez with the Bakersfield AIDS Project and Ricky's Retreat, is gathering books about gender expression and experience to educate the community on trans awareness.
The books can be in new or gently used condition. They can be delivered to the following addresses:
- Jai's Library c/o Orlon Ryel, 22 South Park #215, San Francisco, Calif. 94107
- Jai's Books c/o Audrey Chavez, 801 21st Street, Bakersfield, Calif. 93301