On Saturday, October 4, over forty people of all ages from Amnesty chapters around the state arrived on Yale campus for the meeting. Joshua Rubenstein, lifelong activist and the director of Amnesty International for the Northeast region, gave the keynote address. Yale Amnesty members and Connecticut Amnesty volunteer leaders facilitated workshops on group organizing and legislative lobbying. Later, Bob Nave, a death penalty abolition leader with the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, gave a teach-in on the death penalty in Connecticut. Following the workshops and presentations, all those in attendance worked together to develop an effective communication system and activist network to plan human rights campaigns in which groups statewide would participate in.