A summit will begin on Friday to address racial tensions between Aboriginal and Pacific Islander communities that led to a week of violence in Logan, south of Brisbane.

The city's mayor Pam Parker has convened the three-day event, hoping to head off a repeat of the violence that erupted in suburban Woodridge in January.

The unrest involved a dispute between an Aboriginal family and a Pacific Islander family, and quickly swelled to involve members of both wider communities.

At the height of the drama, police had to move in to Douglas Street to separate the two sides, who were armed with metal bars, fence palings and other makeshift weapons.

The tensions ended after talks involving the two families and a decision by the Aboriginal family to move out of the area.

Since then members of both communities have spoken of unresolved racial and other tensions in the community.

Friday's session will involve mostly community leaders, who'll discuss what's going on in the city before state and federal politicians and others discuss possible solutions early next week.

Local Labor MP Desley Scott says she hopes some meaningful initiatives will flow from the event.

"I would hope that out of those very sad events in Douglas Street, we can use this to make some positive changes in our community," Ms Scott told ABC radio on Friday.

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