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.


January 18, 2016

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

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Reel and Meal will commemorate the 2016 Martin Luther King holiday with a screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. Cracking the Codes challenges us to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments through spoken stories and monologues from twenty-four racial justice leaders representing the racial and ethnic fabric of the U.S.

The discussion following the film will ask us to take a look at our community and our views on systemic inequity, and will be led by Greenbelter Thomas Mays, Program Director of Disability Support Services at PGCC.

The January Reel and Meal program is co-sponsored by Green Vegan Networking and the Baha’i Community of Greenbelt to promote community dialogue related to the oneness of humanity. To learn more about the Baha’i Community of Greenbelt, visit greenbeltbahais.org. If you have questions regarding this month’s program, please contact Cam MacQueen at .