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Three Keiki plaintiffs from Maui and Oahu will discuss a climate lawsuit they and 11 others across the state filed against the state Department of Transportation earlier this year.

Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation, which includes two youths from Maui and one from Molokai, alleges the state violated their constitutional right to a clean and life-sustaining climate.

During a webinar Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Ku of West Maui and Mesina and Kanoa of Kailua, Oahu (last names have been withheld in the lawsuit to protect their privacy) will share why they joined the lawsuit and how the climate crisis is unfolding it has impacted lives and what they do inside and outside of the lawsuit against Malama Aina, their communities, themselves and more.

They will be joined by Earthjustice attorney Leina’ala Ley and Honolulu Youth Commission member Honolulu Youth Commission host Kainoa Azama.

There will be time for questions and answers, interactive activities and information on upcoming actions in support of the Keiki and their lawsuit.

The webinar is part of a new Sierra Club of Hawaii series entitled “Decolonization of climate protection” and will be streamed live at facebook.com/sierraclubhawaii/videos.

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