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May is Older Americans Month and we're sharing stories from San Franciscans 80 years and older as part of the "80 Over 80" project.

80 Over 80 San Francisco: Marcia Peterzell

Marcia Peterezell
Courtesy of Community Living Campaign
Marcia Peterezell

Marcia Peterzell has been an activist her whole life, first for peace and against the Vietnam War, and she was awakened by reading the Feminine Mystique. After her marriage ended because her husband did not approve of her activism, continuing the work gave her the opportunity to meet her next partner, a woman, and come out as a lesbian.

Click the play button above to listen to an excerpt from her interview with the 80 Over 80 San Francisco project. You can find her full profile and interview at the link below.

Ozzy Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement, urban space, and civil rights.