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.


July 21, 2014

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

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Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America, an award winning 2012 film, reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today, with Central American children crossing the U.S. border to escape violence at home.

Speaker: Joan Conway, a retired USDA nutrition scientist, who has worked in direct service (food pantry) to the immigrant families of Silver Spring and Langley Park for 12 years, will lead the discussion.

Reel and Meal is produced by three local Greenbelt groups: Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and the Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County. Peace & Justice sponsors this month’s screening.