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 19, 2022

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Right to Vote

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Right to Vote focuses on the new voter laws that make it difficult for minorities and rural populations to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.

Twelve states have introduced 96 bills to restrict voting and 13 states have introduced 41 bills to undercut election administration. The film shows how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp is a deplorable example of today’s voter suppression laws. It also includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, and Texas about how these unconstitutional and racist measures impact their right to vote. Some of these new laws concern polling place closures; voter purges and exact match ID disqualifications. These new laws especially impact students, senior citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and people of color.

Nicole Williams, State Delegate for District 22, will lead the discussion following the film. Delegate Williams has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 2002 and currently serves on the Judiciary Committee in Annapolis.