b'Banff Mountain Film FestivalFriday and Saturday, April 56 7:30 p.m.Laxson AuditoriumTICKETS: $20 CHICO STATE STUDENT: $10The ever-popular Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Chico with two evenings of films that offer up stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of photographers, filmmakers, and explorers from around the globe. As in years past, each evening Party will feature a different film selection both nights.ON THEPatioBook in Common Lecture:Clint Smith How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across AmericaThursday, April 11 | 7:30 p.m.Laxson AuditoriumTICKETS: $25 | CHICO STATE STUDENT: FREEClint Smith is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across Americathe 202324 Book in Common, our shared community read. It is also the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, the Stowe Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2021. A staff writer at The Atlantic, Clint has had his essays, poems, and scholarly writing published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, the Harvard Educational Review, and elsewhere. He is also the author of two books of poetry, a former National Poetry Slam champion, and a recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. Clint is the host of the YouTube series Crash Course Black American History. 12|Chico Performances|20232024 Season'