What does an energetic, intrepid cook do with her anger about an unfair world? Just ask Colleen Hubbard later this week…over a slice of her pie.
On Sunday, July 13, Colleen and her friend, David Pistrang, will be serving up dish after dish of their favorite homey dessert at the Women's Building. It's a Pie Social, their grassroots and very delicious way to raise money for Equality California's fight against the November ballot initiative that would nullify gay marriage. Conservative groups have already rallied and pumped money into their coffers.
As Colleen and David's Facebook invitation says: "Whether you're gay, straight or only have love for your cats, we can all say "Boo!" to that." So they're pushing back their sleeves, reaching for their rolling pins, and preparing for a long weekend -- of baking.
Bringing together like-minded folks over sweets and coffee, chatting up the politics in a neighborly way (no speechifying, she promises), promoting tolerance, and reviving the art of flaky crust are all part of Colleen's vision of community. It's not a surprising combination coming from a small-town girl transplanted to San Francisco.