Reel and Meal presents “ Rosenwald” Monday, April 18, 2022, 7 PM

Reel and Meal


“ Rosenwald

Monday, April 18, 2022, 7 PM

 Arrive/Log on by 6:45 p.m., as the program starts promptly at 7p.m

In Person: Please come to the New Deal Café at 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD; Come enjoy the new wide-screen film projection system.  Please check the Cafe’s Facebook page for updates on current in person guidelines. The café will open at 6:30 for those wanting to purchase meals there.

Virtual (on Zoom): Registration is   

Vegan Meal (optional) for $7.99 at COOP – Order Information: 
Call 301 474 0522 by 1:00PM on 4.18.22 Pick up is 4-7 PM at the deli.
The menu is: 
Macro Vegetarian’s Shanghai Dumplings and Sesame Noodles with Steamed Broccoli.

We encourage a vegan meal to support our mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.

Aviva Kempner’s “Rosenwald” is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the early 1900s.  Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools for Black children during the early part of the 20th century–including more than 25 in Prince George’s County alone. 

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, his philanthropy and social activism are not well known today.  

After the film, MNCPPC’s Black History Program Manager Dr. Dennis Doster will speak about the Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, which was restored in 2011 and opened as a museum. He will welcome questions as well as share his research about Maryland African American history. 

The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. This month’s film is sponsored by the Greenbelt Bahá’í Community.  For more information read about Reel and Meal on Facebook  or or contact Joy Allchin at 301-801-2071.  


Hello Reel and Meal Audience!

A few updates/adjustments:

1. Please note:  The Coop vegan meal is for those who plan to watch R&M virtually; those attending in person are invited to buy a vegan meal at the New Deal Cafe.  (Management asks that outside food not be brought into NDC).  Apologies for the confusion.  

2. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination is not required for in person attendance.  Please use your best judgement – if you are not feeling well it may be best to attend virtually on Zoom.  

3. Our long time R&M member, Jerry Dancis, wrote a review of Rosenwald when it first came out. Read “Some History on Rosenwald” on page 6 here:

or the last review here:

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