Labor group raises money for César Chavez Plaza

By Jacqlyn Burnett
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

“The César E. Chavez Plaza,” formerly known as Lot 56 in Old Town, Lansing, will soon be decorated with an arch in memorial of César E. Chavez. Maria Starr, 56, president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement in the Greater Lansing Area, hopes to raise more than $10,000 to build the arch. “The arch will be styled in the same way of the London Bridge and will have engraved ‘César E. Chavez Plaza’ on an iron rod over the structure,” said Starr. The fundraiser will be March 30. This is the council’s third annual fundraiser.