Photo courtesy of Kenneth Wolfe

Artist Vanessa German brought tears to the eyes of many Pittsburghers on Monday–and then all to their feet–with her amazing spoken word performance at the inauguration of Mayor Bill Peduto. In addition to being a performance artist, German is also a visual artist and many know her for those ubiquitous “Stop Shooting. We Love You” signs, as well as for her sculptures.

If you missed her inspiring performance, or if you would love to see it again, the Post-Gazette captured it on video. Please enjoy: