A few months ago, Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) announced that a new role of Community Organizer was created, and now we are excited to introduce you to Tamuno Imbu!
Tamuno began working with CAA on April 1, just as all of our lives were changing due to the pandemic. Now, more than ever, is a critical time to show compassion to animals and remove them from our diet as a global community.
About a decade ago, Tamuno transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle after researching the physical and social benefits to eating a diet entirely of foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, and with few or no animal products. The impact on the environment and cruelty imposed on farmed animals simply to be consumed fueled his passion to unlearn the conditioning of what a complete meal constitutes. Out of this desire to change his own impact, Tamuno began cooking plant-based dishes for family and friends. He has influenced others to also remove the consumption of animals from their diets.
Tamuno comes to CAA with a background in non-profit and social justice organizations that provide supportive housing, work readiness training for youth and young adults, disrupting the prison industrial complex, and coaching life skills as a critical thinking component for transformation. He has built a reputation within the Twin Cities community as he has held different positions over the past decade, both paid and volunteer, but has been most proud of the meaningful relationships forged through a commitment to transformation and compassionate accountability.
After learning more about the dynamic work in the community focused on increasing awareness about the immense suffering of factory farmed animals, Tamuno was inspired to continue his personal dedication to transformation and apply for the Community Organizer position. He is invigorated to share his talents with the CAA team to benefit the community and looks forward to engaging the community and increasing awareness while embodying and delivering CAA’s mission of encouraging people to cultivate empathy for animals and move toward a plant-based diet.
When Tamuno is not working he is busy creating, caring and cooking for his family. While attending Metropolitan State University he worked with fathers to understand their rights and coached around parenting skills and engaging your children in positive ways. His life partner is an Education Technology Manager who supports teachers in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and is actively cheering him on to share his knowledge with the CAA community! His children love carrots, olives, and enjoyed beets as one of their first foods. He loves sharing with his family and friends the exploration his food journey inspires in his children. His eldest daughter inspires him daily through her love of painting and his young son gets him active playing ball along Victory Memorial Parkway.
We are excited to welcome Tamuno to the team. He will be online with us for Twin Cities VegWeek 2020, including the Invisible Vegan Watch Party and Live Q&A with Producer Jasmine Leyva on April 19 with Jasmine Leyva. We look forward to you meeting him!