01/23/2015 01:59 pm ET Updated Mar 23, 2015

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

W Hotels Worldwide has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, Turn It Up For Change. As part of the program, W Hotels around the country will host monthly Turn It Up For Change music events, in which a portion of proceeds will benefit HRC.

Grammy and Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson, the official spokeswoman of the Turn It Up For Change campaign, hosted the Chicago event this month joined by DJ Terry Hunter, DJ White Shadow, Legendary Damon and featuring rousing performances from Jennifer Hudson impersonators Shea Coulee and Precious Jewel.

Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped up the evening.

Check out all the action in the gallery below!

Turn It Up For Change with Jennifer Hudson