Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Discrimination (FFYR) is MTV's
yearlong campaign to educate our audience about discrimination and to help
them fight it within their communities and in themselves. The initiative
addresses some of the most prevalent types of discrimination in our
communities today, including those based on race, religion, ethnicity,
gender, sexual orientation and physical and/or mental ability.
The campaign is integrated into virtually every aspect of MTV. It includes
specials and programming events, news segments, a free action guide, public
service announcements and this Web site - the most comprehensive, youth
civil rights destination on the Internet.
As part of the campaign, MTV has partnered with some of the nation's most
renowned civil rights and other non-profit organizations to provide ways for
young people to get involved locally through anti-discrimination workshops,
petition signing campaigns, and thousands of volunteer opportunities with
civil rights groups across the country.
This Web site is produced in partnership with SHiNE (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday). Through this site our audience
can find local anti-discrimination volunteer opportunities, e-mail members
of Congress or the President urging them to pass comprehensive hate crimes
legislation, read FFYR-specific news stories, participate in online
discussions, and much more.