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.


March 18, 2013

The Healthcare Movie

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The Healthcare Movie tells the story of Canada’s single payer health care system and how the United States developed such a different system. Most people, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.

Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.

This Reel and Meal is being co-sponsored by Healthcare- Now of Maryland, a statewide grassroots organization working for affordable, accessible quality health care for all Marylanders. They believe that health care is a basic human rights and that a single-payer system is the best method to achieve universal care, eliminate administrative waste, control costs, obtain public accountability and reduce excessive private profits.

Discussion leaders, Deborah Schumann, MD and Sergio Espana are both active with Healthcare- Now of Maryland and will discuss the efforts that the group has made toward bringing single payer health care to Maryland.

For further information please contact Susan Barnett at 301 474 7465, .

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