On December 14, 2018, at the House Of Armenian Culture, the Hamazkayin Paris chapter and the ARF Armen Garo Gomideh organized a meeting with Ara Krikorian on the occasion of the publication of his volume, Journal d'un militant (Journal of a militant).
For more than 40 years, the author has documented his life in the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. This volume encompasses the events and political struggles of 1971 to 1991.
The book encompasses the activities of the Armenian National Committee in French and international fora, the actions of the Justice Commandos in 1975, the European Parliament’s 1987 resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, and other important events.
During the presentation, the speaker reflected on the difficult work of keeping alive the faith of a militant and overcoming obstacles through the long years. He noted that the purpose of the book is to pass memories on to the next generation.
The evening ended with an honest discussion among those present about political challenges that have arisen since the independence of Armenia. The speaker emphasized the importance of keeping the Armenian language and culture alive.