DanceSafe partners with Rave Scout Cookies to bring harm reduction education to underrepresented underground communitiesMadalyn McElwain
DanceSafe National has teamed up with Rave Scout Cookies to release the First Aid + Survival Guideline handbook and the live-stream of digital events, which will feature harm reduction tips for various popular recreational substances, including anecdotal accounts from DanceSafe leaders and others in the community. The now-and-again publication will also explore a broad spectrum of topics related to marginalized underground rave heritage and subculture. The current edition of the handbook discussed GHB use, harm reduction tips, and ways the popular party drug is being stigmatized in the scene.
Rave Scout Cookies is a multimedia underground electronic music platform devoted to bolstering a diverse roster of underrepresented and undiscovered people of color and LGBTQIA+ collectives talents, and ravers. The core of the brand is inspired by the African American Boy Scout Movement.
“The movement came to arise in 1911, a year after the establishment of the original Boys Scout in 1910 which catered exclusively to white youth,” says Salman Jaberi, founder of Rave Scout Cookies. “We are salvaging their ethical code by turning it on its head. To be a Rave Scout, is to be inclusive of all inhabitants of our realm–regardless of one’s ethnic background, social status, disabilities, gender, or sexuality,” he continues. “We are a collective of ravers who want to support and propel each other forward.”
Jaberi is a Bahraini-born, London-raised multifaceted creative based in Brooklyn, NY. His peculiar past and unique worldview formulated a chameleon character and are the primary roots to his numerous and disparate métiers: a marketing professional with entrenched expertise in artist relations, community building, and event curation.
We are thrilled to be working with Salman and look forward to continuing to collaborate on future Rave Scout Cookies publications!