Chicago’s Henderson-Williams and Opalk Participate in “Spotlight On”
Recently, faculty members from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago participated in NBA player Dwayne Wade’s “Spotlight On event.” Fashion instructors Sandra Henderson-Williams and Mary Opalk shard stories and provided insights on the business of fashion.
Wade launched the “Spotlight On” initiative during the Chicago Bulls 2016-2017 season opener at the United Center. The initiative aims to give the youth of Chicago hope for a better future—and to address the epidemic of violence within the city.
At the event, Henderson-Williams served as a moderator and Opalk participated as a panelist. Henderson-Williams was also quoted in a USA Today article regarding the event.