Building Bridges is a program started last year after the workshop that was held in Chestertown about racism (I can’t remember the exact name of it, but I can probably find out). Some members of the Mount Olive AME church and the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River attended that workshop, and wanted to do something to build relationships between the often segregated and divided communities in the area. Members of the two congregations have been meeting and planning activities so that we can get to know each other on a personal level. On Saturday May 6, approximately 50 people, young and old, boarded a charter bus and visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, on the mall. The rain held back just long enough to get a photo of the group before entering the museum. Thanks to the fish fry fund raiser put on by the Mt Olive AME church, and some volunteers from UUCR, the cost of the bus was covered. More joint activities are being planned for the future.