Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free. The series is organized by the Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month's donation to a non-profit organization.

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm. Beginning at 6:30pm, a vegan buffet meal is offered by Chef Karim for $14.
Location: New Deal Cafe - 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

September 19, 2016


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TRAPPED stands for Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers and refers to TRAP laws that the film's subjects face.

U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open, so what remains of a woman's right to choose? Speaker Diana Philip, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, will help to answer this question and provide additional insights into laws impacting women all over the country. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt) that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. Trapped follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

The documentary is the winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking.

For more information on this month's program, contact Green Vegan Networking's Cam MacQueen at