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, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.
Location: Online or at the 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.


April 18, 2011

A Chemical Reaction depicts one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America. Dr. June Irwin, a practicing dermatologist, in Hudson, Quebec, fought chemical companies all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. After the triumph at the Supreme Court in 2001, Quebec banned the chemicals throughout the province and individual municipalities across Canada followed Hudson’s lead.

Dr. Diana Post, Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Council and veterinarian, who is featured in the documentary, will facilitate the conversation following the screening. Lesley Riddle, Assistant Director of Parks and Grounds for Greenbelt will also be on hand to offer her vision for the city’s pesticide policy.

For more information on this month’s program, contact Cam MacQueen at .