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: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
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.

August 15, 2011

Special Session: US Budget and Inequality Crises

This past month has been filled with special emergency sessions of our national government—now Reel and Meal is having its own special session to explore what happened and is happening to our economy and discuss important suggestions for affecting change and finding local solutions.

This month’s program will feature excerpts from the Academy Award-winning Inside Job, which documents the sad facts about the 2008 economic meltdown. Two short videos will also be shown: Robert Reich’s The Truth About the Economy in Two Minutes, focused on the growth of inequality in the United States, and Kyle Thiermann’s TED talk Surfing for Change with ideas about making a positive difference by local investment for change.

Members of the Greenbelt Common Security Resilience Circle will facilitate a highly interactive discussion about the impact of the financial crises on our own lives and generating ideas about what we can do locally. Organizations that co-sponsor the monthly film are Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, CHEARS-Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, Prince George’s Peace & Justice Coalition, and Vegan Networking. For more information, contact Maggie Cahalan at .