In 2009, Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, staged an art installation of Red Shoes to protest gendered violence. Since then artists around the world have been inspired by Chauvet to honour her protest and join her.
June 4th is a global day of solidarity with survivors around the world. Share your stories with us! Take a picture of red shoes, or red socks and post them!
What is the Red Shoe Campaign?
June 4th is a global day of solidarity with survivors around the world inspired by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet’s Red Shoes protest. In 2009, Chauvet staged her first art installation of red shoes – representing the bloodshed women face in Mexico because of femicide, domestic, and sexualized violence. Since then, her installations have inspired activists around the world to wear red shoes. Red also represents love. This is where we can all come together. Share your stories with us! Take a picture of red shoes, or red socks, and send it back to me for inclusion in our campaign – and – please post on your social June 4th.