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 17, 2020

Heather Booth: Changing the World

This month’s Reel and Meal, co-sponsored by the Center for Dynamic Community Governance, is excited to bring you a screening of “Heather Booth: Changing the World” in support of Women’s Equality Day (August 26) and the Maryland Year of the Woman. As a special treat, we will have Jacky Grimshaw, mentor to Heather Booth, joining us from Chicago, to engage us during these challenging times.

Filmmaker Lily Rivlin traces the life and work of Heather Booth, activist and community organizer, through Civil Rights, to Women’s Rights, to Immigration Reform. This program, originally scheduled to air in March, was postponed due to the pandemic. We are so pleased that technology is providing us a way to come together to learn, grow, share, and inspire. View the trailer at

Join us on Zoom for this special event where we will stream the film, followed by a facilitated community discussion.  Register here:

or visit

Tax deductible donations to support Reel and Meal programs are kindly accepted through the Center for Dynamic Community Governance at this link: You will be given an option to ‘add a note’ section, please indicate that this is a donation to Reel and Meal.

No DC Vegan picnic will be available this month, but we encourage you to shop local to support small businesses offering carry-out.

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