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.
The film this month will be “The House We Live In,” the third part of the PBS series “RACE: The Power of Illusion.” It deals with ways that banks, lending agencies, and other institutions control the ways mortgages are provided to different groups, resulting in racial biases in housing and how “color-blindness” only perpetrates the problem. While Greenbelt is not mentioned in the film, some footage of it (from “The City”) is shown. Dianne Lyday and Nora Howell from Baltimore Racial Justice Actiom will lead the discussion following the film.
If you need/want more information, contact Shirley Middleton at 301-446-1773. Begin leaving a message since we use our message machine as a screener and it may take me a while to get to the phone. I’m usually home during the day (except Thursdays).