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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: Dorothy G.C. Quock

Dorothy G.C. Quock
Photo by James Q. Chan
Dorothy G.C. Quock

Dorothy G.C. Quock, also known as "Polka Dot", is a San Francisco native. She grew up in Chinatown with her parents and eight siblings. She is busy. She is an activist for social justice causes, designs her own clothes, works as a researcher for Good Medicine Pictures Company, and gives tours of Chinatown with Wok Wiz Chinatown Walking Tours. Unsurprisingly, she is also the subject of the upcoming documentary about her, Becoming Polka Dot, by James Q. Chan.

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.

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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.
Angela Johnston is the Senior Producer of Uncuffed and an editor in the KALW newsroom. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism and graduated from KALW’s Audio Academy program. She’s worked for KALW in numerous roles - from the deputy news director, to the health and environment reporter, and she's covered everything from lead poisoning to climate change. Her work has aired on KALW, KQED, Reveal, and The Pulse. She also freelances as a producer and editor for Cosmic Standard and AFAR Media. Outside of work, she loves to swim in the bay, surf small waves on her longboard, read, backpack, cook, and garden.