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: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
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.

May 18, 2015

Racism and Racial Healing

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Focusing on racism in the US, the recent events in Baltimore, and how we can work toward racial healing in the 21st century …

Rather than screen a feature-length documentary, we’ll watch snippets of multiple voices through YouTube, Vimeo and Vine. The speaker for the evening, Robert Zachary, “Zack”, from Asheville, NC will lead the conversation.

For more than five decades, Zack has been a foot soldier in the civil rights movement. Born in Anniston, Alabama 1949, he came up in the height of the Civil Rights Movement and became directly involved at age eleven. It was the fire-bombing of the Greyhound-Trailways Bus in his hometown on Mothers Day 1961 that ignited a life long determination to go forth for the causes of justice and freedom. Zachary attended Mass Meetings every Sunday night until going away to college. He met Martin L King in 1965, when King came to Anniston to speak at the 17th Street Baptist Church. He had family members who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago as part of Bloody Sunday. Recently, Zachary returned to Alabama to commemorate the anniversary. Hell show a short film on his travels back to the deep south for the somber occasion.

Zachary is an activist, veteran and vegetarian, who combines life, music, poetry, history and storytelling in his presentations with positive and holistic perspectives of how “We gonna Win our Fight for Freedom, Justice and Peace.” His message is always Peace for humankind, the Earth and All Therein.

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