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home country.” >>>jared: this year charlottesville’s i-r-c expects to welcome between 200 and 250 refugees from countries such as the congo, syria, iraq and afghanistan. >>>jen: charlottesville plans on hiring an investigator to look into the claims of housing discrimination in and around the city. The new position for the office of human rights has been discussed for awhile now. Charlottesville city councilor Human Rights to be doing investigations, doing community outreach. So people are fully aware of their rights. Whiteflash Michael Payne: They can investigate discrimination and housing based on race, sex, age, disability, gender identity, etc, as well as source of income. >>>jen: payne says he wants people in the community to know this resource exists. He also wants to make it known to landlords that if they’re engaged in discriminatory behavior, they will not be able to get away with it >>>jared: earlier this week — governor glenn youngkin signed a bill formally defining anti semitism to help prevent hate crimes.. . It adopts the working definition of anti semitism adopted by the international holocaust remembrance alliance. It will be used to train first responders and educators — to guide them on how to respond to hate crimes and prevent anti semitism. Elan Carr, Senior Advisor to Combat Antisemitism Movement: It is an important guide and tool to recognizing antisemitism and then acting against it and acting against it might not be anything other than a condemnation. >>>jared: may is also now recognized as jewish american heritage month in virginia. >>>jen: a group of bicyclists riding for a good cause slowed down traffic between richmond and charlottesville yesterday (wed)… Every year chapter 4 of the police unity tour bikes 230 miles from richmond to d.c — meeting with chapters from around the country at the national law enforcement officers memorial. Each biker represents a police officer who died in the line of duty. Richard Theal//FAIRFAX counthy pd “when you get that experience to be able to speak with the family members, the survivors, give them your wristband and tell them thank you for the sacrifice that your husband, your wife, your son your daughter has given this is just something small