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.

June 19th, 2017

I Learn America

I Learn America follows five immigrant teenagers over a year as they strive to master English, deal with the trials of adolescence and struggle to learn about America, their new home. They go to The International High School at Lafayette, in Brooklyn, which serves recently arrived immigrants. The film explores how these young kids become American. Three of the adolescents are undocumented immigrants, one is a refugee and one is a devout Muslim. They had come from Myanmar, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Pakistan and Poland.

Discussion will focus on ways local communities can welcome immigrants.
Co-sponsored and planned by Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition- For more information about this program contact Donna Hoffmeister, 301-441-9377, .