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.

February 15, 2010

Rethink Afghanistan will be shown on Monday, February 15. This recent Robert Greenwald/Brave New Foundation documentary raises serious doubts about current U.S. policy. It explores key issues about the war in Afghanistan — the effectiveness of military escalation, the threat of destabilizing Pakistan, the scale of civilian casualties, its potential to better Afghan women’s lives, its cost to U.S. taxpayers. For more information, visit the film’s website at

Guest speaker Alicia Lucksted, a Baltimore volunteer for the Afghan Women’s Fund, will offer comments and lead audience discussion. As part of that group’s mission to help Afghan people survive and rebuild, she will also offer for sale a selection of Afghan handicrafts. Ms. Lucksted has over ten years’ experience in volunteer solidarity work with several different women’s groups in Afghanistan.

Afghan Women’s Fund engages volunteers in people-to-people work with grassroots women’s groups and specific, mostly rural communities in Afghanistan. Projects undertaken are all ones the local Afghan people have deemed important. They support basic needs such as schools, literacy classes, clinics, new wells, vocational traning, and income generating enterprises. They also give Afghan women an international voice for human rights advocacy.

This month’s program is organized by Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince George’s County. For more information on the event please contact the coalition at or 301-577-2350. For more on the Afghan Women’s Fund and its parent group, Women for Afghan Women, visit