What is RZH & Event Booking!

What is The Rhizome House?
The Rhizome House is a radical social center in Cleveland Heights, OH on Erie & Mississauga land, formed by people who believe in connecting others to create better worlds in the shell of the old.

We host a free store and library. You are welcome to take what you need from the free store and read the books/zines during events and open hours (currently Sundays 1-4pm).

What is a social center?
We provide space and support for others to form social connections as an alternative to domination and oppression. For example:

-We oppose political domination of the state by hosting jail support programs and learning community accountability processes.
-We oppose personal domination at the point-of-production by hosting work place trainings.
-We oppose the impersonal domination of money and markets by hosting a free store and mutual aid programs to meet needs.
-We oppose oppression by taking action against various isms: sexism, racism, ableism..

We are a volunteer collective and aim to keep all events free. Our goal is to co-create a space for people to form social connections around mutual aid, discussion, reading groups, game/movie nights, various other radical project work, and, perhaps most importantly, just hanging out together. In an alienated and fearful world, we want to foster connection and nurture ground for dreaming otherwise.

That said, we are grateful for donations to help us cover rent and make the space more accessible (e.g., we are in the process of raising money to build a ramp for the back yard). To donate to the project, you can become a supporter on Open Collective. We also have books and zines for sale.

Hosting your event at The Rhizome House:
Think about the following, then email therhizomehouse@protonmail.com

-Review the RZH calendar here for availability before reaching out.
-Is it a one-time or recurring event?
-Is it public or private event?
(We like to keep public events free/donation if possible. If it's a private event, we may ask that you donate to use the space)
-What is your plan for outreach for a public event? (flyering the street, etc.)
-Would you like us to boost on social media?
-Do you need use of any special equipment (projector, virtual meeting equipment are available. We do not have a PA or sound system at this time.)

-Let a collective member know ahead of time if you need to use any special equipment (Projector, Tools, Copier, Mic for hybrid Zoom meetings, etc.)
-If chairs are pulled out to provide extra seating, please put them back where you found them.
-If furniture, displays, or art is moved, please put it back where you found it when finished.
-If you make a mess, please clean up after yourself! Throw out food wrappers, empty cups, and any other trash before you leave.
-If you put anything in the community fridge, remember to take it with you!
-If we are out of something (soap, toilet paper, towels) or if a trash can is full, please let us know!
-There is a fire extinguisher to the left of the bathroom.
-Turn off the lights and lock all doors when you leave. Check to make sure back door is locked and barred.
-Please turn off thermostat before you leave.
-(WINTER: If weather is below freezing leave heat on at 55 degrees.)