2019 Holiday Brunch

2019 Holiday Brunch

2019 Hoilday brunch


195 E.Erie Street
Kent Ohio 44240
Ohio US
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:15am

Spend a small part of your holiday season with us at the Annual Holiday Brunch.

Pay online below. Or download the form here to mail in with your check by Nov. 30.



Vivien Sandlund


Vivien Sandlund is Professor of American History and Director of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program (MAIS). She teaches courses in Slavery and Abolition, African-American History, Women in American History, American Environmental History, 1960s America, History of the Supreme Court, and other courses in modern U.S. history. She is a past president of the Ohio Academy of History. Professor Sandlund helped to found the MAIS program, and she is committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching and to the success of Hiram’s graduate students. She has directed the MAIS program for the past decade. She worked previously as a television news reporter and as an environmental researcher for the EPA.


  • Ph.D, American History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 1995
  • M.A., American history, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1989
  • M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1989
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1977

Research Interests

Professor Sandlund’s area of research is slavery and abolition in the 19th-century United States, with a focus on the movement for gradual slave emancipation. She is currently completing a book on the abolitionist Benjamin Lundy: “For the Oppressed”: Benjamin Lundy and the Rise of the Immediate Abolition Movement. She is revising a second book manuscript on Reverend Daniel Coker: “A Man of Africa”: Reverend Daniel Coker, African Colonization and the Struggle for Black Independence, 1785-1835.

ACCESS TO LAZIZA SECOND FLOOR DINING AREA: There is an elevator just to the west of the restaurant on Erie Street. There is also access on Acorn Alley level west of the Popped store. Please email lwvkent [at] gmail.com if you need assistance. 

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