PRESS RELEASE  / October 1, 2021 (Canton, MA) – Trillium announced their participation in the craft beer industry-wide Brave Noise collaboration that will feature an event designed to support small business leaders, in conjunction with the release of their fundraising beer.

Acknowledging that the craft beer industry has more work to do in creating a safe and discrimination-free workplace for women, and others, Trillium is taking a step towards action in providing small businesses a resource for creating necessary and positive change.

Esther Tetreault, co-owner of Trillium, will be moderating a panel of HR, DEI, and legal experts sharing their advice to business leaders looking for guidance. This event will focus on two foundational areas of support:

  • ●  How leaders set their organizations up for success in creating, and sustaining, a safe and welcoming


  • ●  How leaders must react when a situation occurs that goes against company values, and what are the

    rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders.

    “Startup businesses are often bootstrapped, passion projects created by people who are incredibly talented and well-intentioned, dreaming about doing incredible things. I get it, we’ve been there. That said, it’s nearly impossible to be great at everything and too often areas like HR, safety, or legal are left to be dealt with when the need arises, without the expertise to handle them properly,” added Esther Tetreault.

    An experienced panel is participating pro bono for this important initiative. 100% of ticket fees will be donated to Lawyers for Civil Rights, Boston. LCR works to fight discrimination and foster equity through creative and courageous legal advocacy, education, and economic empowerment.

    The event will take place at Trillium at 100 Royall Street from 5-7:30pm with a networking reception after the panel discussion. The ticket includes a welcome beer and light snacks.

    Additionally, available for release, on draft and to-go, will be their Brave Noise beer – a soft, juicy, and approachable Pale Ale hopped with Mosaic and Sabro. Proceeds from the sale of Brave Noise, on draft and to-go, will also be donated to LCR.



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About our speakers:

Amanda Leonardi, SHRM-CP is a Lead HR Partner at MP, an HR and Payroll services organization that combines cutting-edge, user-friendly HR software with proactive customer support and HR services. Driven by the desire to set clients up for success, Amanda takes pride in providing WOW service to her customers and ensures they are equipped with the best HR compliance and best practices advice to mitigate risk and help establish themselves as an employer of choice.

Kiana Pierre-Louis, Esq. is a Senior Law Lecturer, Pre-law Advisor, and a Course Coordinator at Bentley University in the Law & Taxation Department. She has won numerous awards that recognize her work in advising and mentoring students, her leadership and dedication to advancing DEI initiatives, and her outstanding teaching capabilities.

Paul Schneider sits on the Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), one of the leading LGBTQ+ organizations whose focus is envisioning a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. He has volunteered on the Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign since 2017, serving in the capacities of Volunteer Engagement, Federal Club, and Auction Committee co-chairs.

Douglas Schwarz is a partner in the international law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he advises and advocates in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes litigating claims of discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, and more. Doug has served in government as commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), and as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.



  • ●  Where: Trillium, 100 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021
  • ●  Dates: October 13, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM
  • ●  Goal: Provide local business leaders with resources, ideas and actions in creating a safe and

    discrimination-free environment.



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● Registration Fees: $55.00 – Due to the limited number of tickets available, organizations will be limited to two (2) participants per business. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Lawyers for Civil Rights, Boston.



Founded in 2013 with the desire to create a lifestyle through craft beer, Trillium is a New England Farmhouse-inspired brewery rooted in community and shared experiences. Our core values drive our approach: a desire to push the boundaries of experimentation with innovation and education, and a focus on hospitality in warm and welcoming spaces with a wide range of styles for a diverse audience. Trillium operates a production brewery and taproom in Canton, a greenhouse-inspired brewery and taproom in Fenway, a beer garden and brewery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and a brewery, taproom, and restaurant in Boston’s historic Fort Point neighborhood.


What started out as a simple question on Brienne Allan’s Instagram story: “Have you ever experienced sexism in the beer industry?” quickly became the inquiry that sent shockwaves throughout craft beer, subsequently inspiring a BEVOLUTION.

To keep the momentum going; to honor those who have spoken out about their gender discrimination, racism, sexual assault, and harassment; and to bring further awareness to the issues that women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals face in craft beer, we invite you to join us in a collaborative brew titled “Brave Noise”.


Lawyers for Civil Rights works to fight discrimination and foster equity through creative and courageous legal advocacy, education, and economic empowerment. In partnership with law firms and community allies, they provide free, life-changing legal support to individuals, families, and small businesses. They focus on impact areas that represent the front lines in today’s battle for equality and justice. LCR is headquartered in Boston. They represent clients across Massachusetts and surrounding communities—and the impact of their life-changing work ripples across the country.

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