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.


December 21, 2015

Warriors at Ease: Healing Strategies for Veterans with PTSD

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Warriors at Ease: Healing Strategies for Veterans with PTSD depicts how some veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan learn to cope with their wartime experiences by practicing a form of meditation called “iRest.” It improves sleep, decreases anxiety, lessens chronic pain and helps them manage their emotions.

Robin Carnes, co-founder of the Warriors at Ease project, will lead discussion following the film. In 2013, the Smithsonian Institute honored her for her pioneering work using yoga and meditation to combat the stress and trauma of veterans with PTSD. Kelly Sauter, a Navy Veteran and Warriors at Ease teacher, will join her.

Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition has planned this program. For more information contact or Donna Hoffmeister at 301-441-9377.