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.

September 16, 2013

Bidder 70

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Environmental Activist or Eco-Terrorist?! You Decide.

This is the story of college student Tim DeChristopher, who decided to disrupt a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land slated for oil and gas leases. Tim entered the auction hall, registered as bidder #70, and outbid industry giants on land parcels winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted. For this action, Tim was incarcerated for 21 months.

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience which would redefine patriotism in our time and ignite a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side. Take action at


Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who focuses on “eco-terrorism,” the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. His reporting and commentary have appeared in The Washington Post, NPR, Vice, and Rolling Stone.

Will’s book, Green Is The New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege, awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit”, documents the scare tactics used by the government, often in concert with large corporations, against even patently non-violent activist groups, which they dub “animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists.”

Autographed copies of Will’s book will be available. Watch the book trailer and check out Will’s blog.

Sponsored by Green Vegan Networking; contact Cam MacQueen for more information at .

Celebrate as Reel and Meal Turns 6 with Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition. Chef Maria is making a special vegan cake for the festivities!