Since the termination of SAM's contract with Star Protection Services, we have created a detailed list of demands regarding policy change.
Decolonize SAM demands the museum change its policies regarding homelessness and will continue to promote the boycott until the following changes are made or committed to in writing:
We acknowledge that change takes time, but feel that SAM leadership has a responsibility to reverse the role they’ve played in dehumanizing Unhoused people and substance users. Further stigmatizing homelessness and substance use is a temporary solution that only serves the privileged, while derailing lives in the process. The most secure, safe communities are not equipped with the most police or barriers, but with the most resources, and access to care and compassion. We know SAM can do better.
Read more about the termination of SAM's contract with Star Protection Services: